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Swiss Cheese plants

Swiss Cheese-planter

Swiss Cheese plants

Philodendron 'Minima' and Monstera Deliciosa

There is nothing to say that this plant will have a feel that you are under more exotic climes. Swiss Cheese is a climber, and in its natural surroundings in the rainforest, you will see that the plant propels himself out of the trees, where it can grow extremely large.

The Swiss Cheese plant is characterized by its large and beautiful leaves that have holes, as you know it from the swiss cheese - from where the nickname originated.

Since it is a climber by nature, should support the plant with sticks, as it grows bigger, if you want to avoid, that it spreads in all directions.

 

Variants

Monstera Deliciosa

This variant is the oldest art also known as Fingerphilodendron. It grows slow and get first fliger in the leaves when they reach over approx. 20 cm in diameter.

Philodendron Minima

This variant is a newer variant that grows faster and has more leaves compared to stænglernes long. This is also called the Mini Monstera because it is similar to Monstera very much. But it is not a Monstera, however, is in the same family, namely the Araceae-faillien. This type is also known as Phaphidophor tetrasperma.

 

Care

Swiss Cheese is a reasonably easy and thankful plant to care for, therefore, lends itself well to most homes. If you don't have so green fingers, is a really good begynderplante.

Watering: When one takes into account that the Swiss Cheese plant is derived from a tropical climate, actually not so demanding in relation to water. When the earth's upper layer (1-2 cm) is dry, you should water. In hot periods, you can check out the plant a few times a week, while in the colder periods can just check it once a week. Overvanding is Swiss Cheese plant's worst fear – the root network can't breath, if it is constantly under water and will therefore start to rot. If you are in doubt - so that water, rather a walk for a little, than too much.

Location: Once you place your Swiss Cheese plant, it is actually quite easy to make. You must not put it in the midday sun sharp rays framework and also in the darkest corner, but all locations in between will be fine.

Temperature: Thrive at room temperature of 15-30°C.

Extra pampering

As previously mentioned, is Swiss Cheese a relatively easy plant to care for and get success. It does not mean, however, that it will not enjoy, if you take good care little for the every now and then.

Dust: As the Swiss Cheese plant leaves have a fairly large surface, there may well put dust on them. If you dusts the leaves of once in a while, it will cause the leaves to appear beautiful and shiny again, and they will be better able to "breath". Use a soft, damp cloth and avoid that rubbing of the leaves. You can also choose to spray your plant with water to increase the humidity around the same time - it will also help alleviate a part of the problems with dust on the plant.

Go happy in the bath: A Swiss Cheese plant actually like a little bath in between. It increases namely the humidity around the plant and reminiscent of the tropical climate, the originally come from. It is, strictly speaking, something the need, but your plant will love to get out on the garden table or the balcony and enjoy a warm summer rain.
In the absence of rain, you can also treat it with a bath in the shower or you can just give it an ”on the spot shower” with a forstøverflaske.

    Fertilizer: In the warm period from ca. april to august/september, the Swiss Cheese plant is like to get fertilizer from time to time. It will be able to boost its growth, so if you would like to have your Swiss Cheese plant to grow more wild and explosive, is a fertilizer, a good trick. In the winter, however, you must not give your plant fertilizer.